Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Unnatural Selection

Kill one of every animal species in the game in any game mode.

You will encounter animals of various sorts as you play through the game. Some you will encounter on a regular basis, others you will have to search for carefully. Find and kill each of the following animals to complete the requirements for this achievement:

* Domestic animals may do not count towards this achievement, but they are listed because the achievement unlocked when I killed a domestic pig.

Small Animals:

  • Armadillo
  • Beaver
  • Boar
  • Bobcat
  • Chicken*
  • Cougar
  • Coyote
  • Cow*
  • Dog*
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Goat
  • Pig *
  • Skunks
  • Snake
  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Wolf


  • Crow
  • Eagle
  • Hawk
  • Owl
  • Seagull
  • Songbird
  • Vulture

Larger Animals:

  • Bear
  • Bighorn
  • Buck
  • Buffalo
  • Elk
  • Horse
  • Horse *

Animal Location Map

Note: This achievement has been known to unlock at different times for different people.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 11 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Stewlacher54
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 09:02:50 PM

Here's a list of what animals you need.

Comment #2 by Alfalfa Rage
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 09:39:42 PM

Despite the achievement Description, this has to be done in Single Player. (Buffalo Don't Spawn in Free Roam and Animal Kills don't carry across game types.)

Comment #3 by Welsh Killa B
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 12:14:42 PM

yu can do it in multiplayer as the buffalo do spawn as a special mount if you or a friend has one , kill it ;) but i would definatly prefer doing this single player imo

Comment #4 by o N chubz o
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 11:07:20 AM

Right I killed all of those animals and jackall showed up so I was thinking do I have to kill the jaguar that you have to kill for a hunting challenge

Comment #5 by gomerkyle23
Friday, June 25, 2010 @ 01:41:59 AM

I killed everything on the list and still did not get the achievement. is there more to it than the list has on it?

Comment #6 by DeFFeR
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 12:20:50 AM

Gomerkyle - I'm having the same issue... wonder if it's broken after the patch came out

Comment #7 by killieexile
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 05:41:35 AM

I'm still trying to find a pig and seagul any ideas

Comment #8 by S Bergh
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 03:02:25 AM

Seagull in Blackwater.

Comment #9 by Anthirian
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 04:01:52 PM

@7 Pigs aren't needed for this achievement.

Comment #10 by bladesmithe
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 01:52:08 PM

can't find a duck??

Comment #11 by lacey666
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 07:36:39 AM

ive killed a least 1 of everything on the list, yet still no achivement. any ideas?

Comment #12 by derblutenkat
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 02:53:09 AM

@10 - Some people say Ducks are around Rio del Toro (N. of Chuparosa) but I couldn't find any there after looking for a while. I found one within a few minutes on the N. side of Lake Don Julio South of Armadillo though. I had to look almost straight up to see it and could only hit it with a sniper rifle.

@11 - Go back to Stats > Misc and double check your animal counts and Wild animal species killed total (should be 26). I just got this achiev without issues following the list.

Comment #13 by SanJoStalker
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 05:31:30 PM

this achievement sucks !!!

Comment #14 by XxUSMCxX hidden
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 03:24:14 PM

i found a duck north of black water and a seagull in a bush just north of black water

Comment #15 by Pete Mesquite
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 07:38:01 PM

its really easy in time, if you cant find a certain animal just youtube search it

Comment #16 by jl45
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 03:45:28 AM

I found the eagle in bearclaw camp, look in the sky and shoot all the birds, youll get the eagle eventually.

Comment #17 by Matturtle
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 03:34:18 PM

Ducks can be found near rio del lobo (The location of the second tresure chest) and also i think this list may not be 100% accurate, as i have killed 2 annimals that are not on that list.

Comment #18 by HBPimpN
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 03:09:28 PM

any clue on where an owl is?

Comment #19 by thommaso
Thursday, November 04, 2010 @ 08:32:30 AM

#18 Owl are almost everywere, just wait for it to turn night..
Can't find the god damn Bobcat for hours

Comment #20 by SG VooDoo
Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 02:31:43 AM

I cant for the life of me find a Jackalope. I got all the other animals, but I cant find the damn rabbit with the buck antlers.

Comment #21 by Gawain X
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:24:24 AM

The Jackalope spawns pretty randomly. The first one I saw came running out from Fort Mercer just after I started the Gang Hideout. I've seen (and killed) several since then, all over the place.

Comment #22 by Gawain X
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:26:51 AM

Lots of locations for the Jackalope here:
Remember you can't find it if you don't have the (free) DLC for it.

Comment #23 by SG VooDoo
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:19:52 AM

What's the DLC for it?The free ones I found are either trailers are not related at all to it

Comment #24 by SG VooDoo
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 03:41:32 PM

Nevermind, I realized I had downloaded the hunting and trading DLC, but for some reason it wasn't installed. I downloaded it again, and it installed properly. Spent a couple hours looking for the damn jackalope, couldnt come accross it, so I gave up and set a bait for it. Showed up, shot it, got the achievemnt. Thanks for the help.

Comment #25 by cosmicsemone
Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 11:57:51 PM

i got it with just a duck needed i wasnt sure what one i didnt kill but i heard a duck flyin and i killed it and i got it

Comment #26 by hellpirate
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 07:38:12 PM

almost positive I killed every kind... even went back and killed a few that I only had one of. hmm...

duck is the only one i still don't have more than one of so i'll try that.

Comment #27 by Bonkerz WJ
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:15:38 AM

@ 26 search rivers, listen for the quack, aim and shoot.

Comment #28 by warrenpaul
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 11:57:57 AM

Killed some buffalo in great plains but didnt save and now i cant find any! Only one i need aswell

Comment #29 by samoan62
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 05:35:00 PM

the last animal i killed was a wild horse lol

Comment #30 by MrMaRyMaS
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 03:44:07 PM

I have killed all animals once, most of them twice or more.. But it says:
''Wilde animal species killed = 25''?
When I count them there are 26 killed animals?
Please could someone help?
I don't have killed jackolope, but it insn't in the list so..

Comment #31 by DJCDAN
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 05:17:17 PM

I just killed all animals both domestic and wild and it unlocked eventually

Comment #32 by cfutecbolg
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 11:18:45 PM

it unlocked for me and I never killed many of the animal species... could be glitched for some?

Comment #33 by Griffin Maverick
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 02:54:22 PM

They should have made this one worth more >.>, 20 points for having to search high and low for all these animals is pathetic. T.T

Comment #34 by KDizz2009
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 01:57:51 AM

@33 Yes I guess you could say that, but most of the other achievements are only worth 5-10 so I would say it was worth it.

Also @ everyone else...My achievement popped without killing a duck :)

Comment #35 by d3v11s adv0cat3
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 05:30:56 PM

easy achievement to get had all but 3 animals done just by going through the story mode

Comment #36 by Mr. Olaf
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 02:29:16 AM

Same as 34: according the list I just needed to shoot the duck and seagul but the achievement already popped up when I only shot the seagul, no duck!

Comment #37 by Equite Imperium
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 09:49:04 AM

I'm struggling with the Bobcat, damn things just don't appear :/.
I'm on the hunt for ducks at the moment, i'm sure too find one soon.

Do the "Legendary" animals count towards this? Khan Jaguar and etc...

Comment #38 by tmw214
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 03:29:41 AM

Buffalo are not required for this achievement.When I was going for this,I hadn't killed a Buffalo,Duck or Pig.I got the achievement after finally finding a duck.Didn't need the other two

Comment #39 by The Malta Dog
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 10:14:37 AM

The legendary Jackalope is the only one that counts towards this achievement

Comment #40 by cabletv99
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 09:59:20 AM

Yup, no duck for me.

Comment #41 by asalman311
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 12:26:42 AM

Finally got it! Took forever, until I figured out that I'd never killed a wild horse... WGo figure!

Comment #42 by Kevert
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 06:18:15 PM

Fairly sure I've killed all of them except the game won't register that I've killed a buck meaning it doesn't say it in the stats. This was a long time ago but does anyone know whether they've patched it or what I can do to get the achievement?

Comment #43 by it5me1nit
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 08:59:49 AM

i have this and the list says there are 26 types to kill but if you kill an animal but then your killed before saving you have to kill that animal again ducks can be found flying over head at the cliffs in great plains and seagulls are at the docks in blackwater you have to kill a wild horse and a domestic horse

Comment #44 by Leonard303XBOX
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 06:53:39 AM

Kill all animals plus JACKLOPE (or something like that). Thats it.

Comment #45 by CrownlessKing
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 11:13:58 PM

Apparently Seagulls are not required for this achievement either. I looked at the list provided at the Red Dead wiki. I killed some Bucks but they didn't register on the stats screen. Killed some ducks, and apparently with everything else, boom, I got it.

Comment #46 by x COOLCAL x
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 09:29:52 PM

If it says you have only killed 25 wild animals check if you have killed wild horses, because there is a difference between domestic and wild horses.
It would say 'Domesticated horses killed...' and under it should say 'Wild horses killed...' If not find a wild horses and shoot it in the head multiple times ;)
Good luck

Comment #47 by MastyC8
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 01:10:18 AM

i had trouble finding a beaver then i just went to the river side in the Great Plains and i found heaps. You also need beavears to do Dauduls and Sons stranger task so it is easy to get them.

Comment #48 by G Suave21
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 09:57:47 PM

so a jackalope then?

Comment #49 by Gaba
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 10:09:50 AM

I'm having the same problem, the achievement doesn't pop up even though i killed every animal multiple times.

Comment #50 by Vasdefren13
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:20:42 PM

Where do you find bobcats?

Comment #51 by Snoes777
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 12:10:07 PM

Ok here's the deal I killed the jackallope and got the achievements. So u all just gotta kill the jackallope. It's a rabbit with antlers... If that don't work u gotta kill all other 4 legendary animals.
My friend said u need to buy a free dlc to beagle to kill the jackallope. Idk where u can find it but I found my jackallope near tumbleweed bridge. Goodluck!

Comment #52 by ZzZ Snail ZzZ
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 01:54:20 PM

You dont need a jackalope but i cant find the bighorn i just keep killing elks

Comment #53 by marcman95
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 04:34:52 AM

@45 i actually got it when i killed a seagull

Comment #54 by Twisted Name
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 11:32:57 AM

whats a buck? and why isnt deer on the list of animals to kill on this site. its listed in the stats on the game. are they the same thing? i cannot find a buck anywhere, always elks. and if i kill any more then there will be none left :(

Comment #55 by Twisted Name
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 12:17:46 PM

so yeah, buck should probably read as deer. as i just killed the ladt thing i needed other than this "buck" and achievement popped up.

now that ive finished killing animals. time to murder some people for the pardon letter one.

Comment #56 by meandeadly90
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 11:34:38 AM

Where the are the ducks and seagulls? I check Blackwater every 5 min. and it never ther.

Comment #57 by Fuzzy Bear 432
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 05:55:12 PM

Same for me with no duck. I killed everything on the list except for the duck. Also I killed Bucks but they never came up in my stats so I don't know if you need them.

Comment #58 by Unforgiven215
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 03:09:51 PM

#53 Yes you needa jackalope, I got my achievement after I killed a jackalope

Comment #59 by GODSAVEUS2012
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 04:48:26 AM

i got this when i killed the jackalope on accident

Comment #60 by flipshtsky
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 10:04:10 PM

i am looking for a seagull

Comment #61 by jamiec130
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 04:59:35 AM

this is easy, what i been reading from the above comments, u dont needthe jackolope, or anything else that not on the list on the wilki site
just folow the wilki site and you'll be fine

Comment #62 by matt f 128
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 03:35:42 PM

Can't find a f****** beaver. HELP!!

Comment #63 by Mightyb1ue
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 06:49:48 AM

If you're having problems finding ducks, simply complete the game and a final stranger mission "remember my family" will appear. You'll eventually come across Edgar Ross who is hunting ducks. There are about 10 here.

Comment #64 by BlazingDude123
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:34:05 AM

@matt f 128: Beavers are in tall trees, near the rivers. if not there, idk

Comment #65 by zoolu warrior 34
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 06:30:10 AM

@matt f 128: beavers come out at dawn or dusk in the north near the river splitting the two sections of land, i found mine at the point where you can cross the river.

Comment #66 by GENWAKU
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 06:17:03 AM

This whole thing is full of misinformation.

Well, I got it killing all the animals listed on the wiki. No jackalope, no jaguar, no domestic animals. Nothing. Final animal I needed was a beaver and they wouldn't spawn at all for me until I did a bounty mission in the Aurora Basin, got hundreds of them coming out then. Then got mauled by a bear.

Damn beavers.

Comment #67 by DRichards
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 08:27:33 AM

Where's the jackalope? I don't know if I need it or not...

Comment #68 by Portdeco
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 07:17:42 PM

You can view what animals you've killed in the stats menu and go down to 'misc'
i'm having ALOT of trouble finding a duck

Comment #69 by GPR722
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 11:51:11 PM

As someone else stated above there are only 26 animals that need killed. From my experience none of them were domestic. The animals I had to kill were:

Small Animals:




Larger Animals:


Comment #70 by codomojump
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 09:11:19 PM

Make sure to kill both a domestic AND a wild horse. You need to kill one of each.

Comment #71 by DEATHMODE974
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 08:59:24 PM

@26 Dude! I´ve killed at least 2 of the animals you listed, even the Jackalope...but nope, no achievement. And it says I have killed 25 wild animals. This is so not fair! This achievement truly sucks!

Comment #72 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:08:05 PM

I just got this Achievement just now with everything on the list this guide provides, EXCEPT Bucks and Ducks! Don't have either of those listed and I still got it.

I don't think those two are necessary. My Wild Animal Species Kill count is 26. I did have Deer on my list and it isn't on this one. Take that as you will.

Comment #73 by HerBravado
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 06:02:41 AM

If you need help finding ducks--try hanging around Thieves' Landing. They're practically the only birds flying overhead.

Comment #74 by TheMopHead
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 05:51:00 AM

Seagulls are always by where the game first begins in Blackwater. It was my last animal.

Comment #75 by ShadowSnake 83
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:19:37 PM

day 7 for search for skunk need 5 to finish Master Hunter rank 6 0/5

Comment #76 by YurGamerTagSuks
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 05:27:20 AM

I shoot everything all the time so I should be good when I get there. I tend to spend hours harvesting anything that moves. I think there is something wrong with me.

Comment #77 by Gemgemchan
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 09:32:15 PM

Dunno if this will help anyone but I also have mule on my list as well as wild horse and tamed horse. The achievo popped after I shot a wild horse

Comment #78 by KIANIJII
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 08:42:22 PM

I got this chevo by blowing up a TNT crate, not sure what i killed, but when it blew i was surprised, had a look but there was just blood, so i'm assuming it exploded as well

Comment #79 by xpto2004
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:06:31 AM

My Wild Animal Species Kill count is 26, i not kill any buck but i kill a dog:

Domesticated horses
Wild Horses
SEAGULLS (the last one)

if you have troubles try to kill a dog a pig or a cow and maybe the achivement pop :)

Comment #80 by daaske
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 08:20:17 AM

I made this video (it's my first video that I edited after capturing....) And in my opinion this is best hunting spot of the game.
I hope I can help anyone with this video

Comment #81 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 10:12:16 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #82 by Blammo72
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 06:36:25 AM

This achievement is quite hard :-/

Comment #83 by G742617000027
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 03:40:26 PM

best to do it while looking at an entire list of the animals, at the end of the game. i randomly got mine half way though the list.

Comment #84 by Gloria
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 01:38:28 AM

It's best to do this at the end of the game - you'll have access to most of the map and almost the entire list done.

Comment #85 by EverStoned77
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 11:33:34 PM

So I finally got this achievement & I never killed any of the domestic animals with the exception of one mean looking pig but I swear it was self defense LOL didn't need to kill the duck either,was about to try the few wild animals on the list in the guide that my stats didn't list which came down to a wild horse & a duck & then the domestic animals but as I killed the wild horse the achievement finally unlocked,yippee-kay-yay :)

Comment #86 by Dizzyjordan
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 05:05:20 PM

My Buck kills are counting as deer kills. This is fucking bull shit.

Comment #87 by Bman409
Saturday, December 07, 2013 @ 07:41:48 AM

The strangest thing happened to me with this achievement the other day. I checked my list and noticed that all I needed to kill in order for the achievement to pop was a duck and a wild horse.

So I killed the duck first and then I rode around a for a lil bit til I found a wild horse. As soon as I aim and take the shot at the horse, the achievement pops and then my game freezes. So I'm sitting there like "Wtf just happened?"

I rebooted the console and checked my achievements and it was there, but within the game I didn't get to save so I still had to kill those 2 animals again, so I went ahead and kill them again and saved this time. Now.. A couple days later, when I was going through my achievement list, I noticed that the damn achievement isn't highlighted, as if I never did it.

Comment #88 by xHoney Combz
Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 08:22:58 PM

I killed everything on this list and it won't give me the fucking achievement. I probably spent al least an hour trying to find a single skunk, and at least 3 hours combined for all of them. I quadruple checked to make absolutely sure that I killed everything and it still won't pop. Nothing but a fucking waste of my time.

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US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

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